Meet the Adventurers
Once upon a time, a group of brave Bobcats traveled across the equator to learn in the forests of Ecuador. Get to know them.
Dr. David Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
I lead this program because it provides opportunities for our students that are comparative to those at large research institutions. These international experiences are immersive and incredibly impactful.
I hope that our students gain a broader perspective of the world both culturally and ecologically, and see that a career in STEM is feasible and rewarding.
Dr. Shawn McCracken
Extension Educator, Education Abroad Office
I created and lead this program to provide Texas State students an opportunity to experience the incredible biodiversity and conservation challenges and successes in the tropics firsthand in real time. It was an opportunity I always wanted as a biology student at TXST.
I want students to understand the complexities of the ecological and human interactions in the tropics, and the role these have had historically and contemporaneously on the landscape. My greatest hope is that students recognize their connection to the tropics and the role their day-to-day and long-term life decisions have on its conservation.